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Cats with Bad Breath

Does your cat have bad breath that simply won’t go away? Does the bad breath seem to be getting worse and worse? If so, please give your vet a call and schedule a checkup. Your cat could be suffering from halitosis which is the medical term for extreme bad breath. Halitosis is usually a sign of gum disease or the beginning stages of gum diseases like gingivitis. Your vet may need to sedate your cat to do a thorough dental check. The bad breath can be coming from the buildup of tartar and plaque on the cat’s teeth and gums. Gingivitis is the medical term for this. Gingivitis can also cause inflammation to the gums and cheeks. Your cat may not only have bad breath, but she could also have a sore mouth. A thorough cleaning plus possible antibiotics can help relieve symptoms and get your cat’s mouth back in shape. Learn more here or contact your pet clinic Washington DC for more details. 

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